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Cigar City Hunahpuís Imperial Stout - Stranahanís Whiskey Barrel Aged

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Formerly brewed at Cigar City Brewing
Style: Imperial Stout
Tampa, Florida USA
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 101   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.27   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Hunahpu Imperial Stout aged in a Stranahanís whiskey barrel.

Served on draft and as a 2011 Limited Bottle Release


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (11824) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2013
Bottle at RBWG 2013 Grand Tasting. Pours oily black with a slight, filmy brown head. Lots of burnt wood in the nose, some dry cocoa. Big sweet flavor, marshmallows, cherries, dark fruits, raisins, subtle roast, chocolate. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Fairly chewy. Warming finish, lots of burnt malts, dark chocolate, ripe dark fruits. Delicious.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mlunger12 (645) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Bottle at RBGW. Woot! The base Hunahpu is still front and forward. Huge amounts of chili and vanilla. Great oak on the back side. Beautiful. The Stranahans treated this better than the Bourbon.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DrSilverworm (6934) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2013
750ml bottle, shared by Mikem409. Black, black color. Good dark brown / red thin bubbly head. Dots of lace everywhere. Great nose: chocolate syrup, vanilla, spice, wood. Good chocolate vanilla spice liqueur flavor. Great chewy, big body. Light carbonation. Good long light smoke wood whiskey dark bittersweet chocolate aftertaste. Delicious. Freakiní great.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
b3shine (5820) - Indiana, USA - JAN 1, 2013
750 ml bottle to snifter. Looks great; a viscous black with mocha lacing. Smells and tastes sweet, malty, bourbony, and smooth with hints of pepper and a great mouthfeel. Fantabulous.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikem409 (1600) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JAN 1, 2013
bottle. big big thanks to matt! pours thick oil black. big whiskey aroma. taste is super thick with lots of chocolate and roasted nuts. whiskey and spice on the end

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - DEC 12, 2012
Bottle poured into glass. Big thanks to DosBeerigos for sharing this. You rock brotha! The Hunahpuís by itself is just stellar but with the whiskey added to the mix it added a tad bit of spice/kick to the palate. Not overly boozy at all. A real treat!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 24, 2012
Appearance: Blacker than black with a paper thing espresso crema head which fizzles into oblivion. Sucked in by a black whole maybe? Rests still and unwavering with a few trepid swirls leaving a black oily slick in its wake.
Nose: Burnt black licorice. Pure unfettered cacao Ė brittle, bitter, roasty, and burnt espresso caramel crema. Sweet heat and spice along the sides and rounding out in the back. Whiskey soaked black chocolate covered raisins. Black cake.
Palate: Intense but not intensely complex. Dark chocolate fudge and brownies. A silky mouthfeel carries each delicate flavor from beginning to finish. Spicy heat tickles the back of my throat with whisky and the cask it was previously aged int. Black root and more fudge mingle. Oily on the lips while dry and brittle on the tongue Ė cacao beans.
Final Thoughts: Between the Rum and the Whiskey, I enjoyed both but if I had to lean in one direction, it would be in the direction of the rum. Both were amazing beers though and while I donít know what new used barrel deliciousness Cigar City has in store for their next Hunahpu release, Iíll have to make sure I am there and ready.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
fonefan (35959) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 15, 2012

Bottle 750ml. @ The Danish Summer Gathering, TFODRBSG12, Ulfborg.

Dark dark black colour with a average to large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, light brown to brown head. Aroma is heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, spicy, wood - cedar, alcohol - whisky, moderate to heavy coffee. Flavour is heavy sweet and bitter with a long long duration, coconut, chocolate, dark chocolate, buzzy. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. Incredibly intense and the flavour is extremely balanced. Only one word ... wonderfull ;-) [20120818]

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
hallinghansen (2093) - Odense S, DENMARK - OCT 14, 2012
Trade from Sean9689, thanks man, shared in Ulfborg. Rating # 1100. Pours black with a medium brown head leaving amazing lacings. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, oak, licorice notes, vanilla, whisky. Flavor is whisky, oak, chocolate, licorice. Very complex. This is a new number 1 for me.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
fletchfighters (1133) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 2, 2012
A-- Pours like Hunahpu does. Thick, sludgy, oily, and black. Just huge. Beautiful reverse cascading head. Went from black leather to a dark mocha colored head. Two finger head that settled to a thick film. Just gorgeous looking. Big oily residue of ABV legs and sediment. Good spotty lacing. S-- Yikes. Chocolate fudge, marshmallow, cinnamon,an nutmeg. Barrel notes were soft but did get vanilla, oak, and carmel. Really thought the base beer somewhat overshadowed the barrel. Not complaining though. T-- Thick and rich. Massive array of flavors. Vanilla, chocolate fudge, marshmallow, cinnamon, oak, vanilla and carmel. Like drinking a thick milkshake. M-- Thick and oily. Big but not overly big or sweet at all. Quite smooth really and still chewable at the same time. Low carbonation. What was really memorable was the chillies really made an impact in this. As in the heat in the mid an back palate. Had heartburn the next day from it. Nice touch. O-- Outstanding beer in every respect. Would have liked more of the barrel but in this beer it is more about the spices and what it adds. Yeah, I am a Stranahan homer and like the barrel treatments from them. Was quite fun to drink and would love to try again.


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